On Meetings Pt 1: Notes on Taking Notes

Posted on Aug 16, 2012

Over the years I've earned a reputation as a ferverent, unrepentent note taker.  I write notes about everything, scribbling stuff in an artist's sketch pad, typing madly in a text file or more recently thumbing myself reminders into my iOS-device.  In meetings I'm constantly writing things down, summarizing discussions, making note of key points.

I'm not sure what it is, maybe it's because I don't trust my brain to remember, or maybe because it *helps* me remember or it's because I'm detail oriented.  I do know that it helps me accurately hold the entire architecture of whatever it is I'm working on in my head, which makes it a lot easier to make informed decisions and weigh the implications of choices later on.

I thought I'd share a few tips 'n tricks about how I take notes, maybe you'll find something useful...